Cinematographic Presentation of Digitized Audio-Visual Folkloric Performance Features: A Case Study of Tinga Tinga Tales
Keywords:Audio-Visual, Cinematography, Performance, Rhetorical, Tinga Tinga Tales
This study analysed how the film director has used cinematographic techniques such as mise-en-scene, montage, camera shots, camera movements and camera angles to establish performance features in Tinga Tinga Tales. To achieve the set objectives, the study was anchored on an interplay of Rhetorical theory of performance and cinematography theory. Rhetorical theory argues that performance is constructed within a structured context which incorporates the relationship between the performer and audience within the frame of time, place and occasion. Cinematography theory focuses on how the cinematographer employ cinematic techniques in developing performance features such as performer, setting/ context and the audience. This study found out that the film director has employed various cinematographic techniques in presenting folkloric performance features. The findings reveals that the use of cinematography has shifted the natural settings and contexts of folkloric narratives such as time, location of performance, occasion of performance among others by simulating artificial audio-visual settings and contexts.
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